• John Carlow

Activating the Gluteus (!)

If you work in a sedentary job (and increasingly we do) there's a good chance that your bum is not pulling its weight. For years you have spent hours a day just sitting on it, effectively turning that most aesthetically pleasing of muscle groups into nothing more than a slightly flabby cushion.

What does this mean? Well, in many movements where your Gluteals should be getting involved and sharing the load other muscles like your quadriceps are doing all the work. This reduces fluency of movement and stability and stops you from having the beautiful firm behind you deserve.

What is the cure for this terribly neglected body part? Squats, all kinds of squats and plenty of 'em. Lunges won't go amiss and dead-lifts, hip thrusts and kettlebell swings are all good too. These are exercises that you might have done before in PT sessions or exercise classes and found very difficult. Yep, it's because your bum wasn't in the game.

Whether you want your backside slimmer, firmer or even bigger, persevere with these types of exercises and before you know it you'll have a sit-upon to be proud of.

For a personalised programme tailored to your fitness needs, drop me an email, give me a call or even send me an SMS or Whatsapp. With a free consultation and goal setting session you can be sure that you'll get the best possible results for you.

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